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  • Writer's pictureDawn Hames

Keto Bun

For various reasons, some people have to eat gluten-free. They may be in your family, or in your group of friends. Maybe it’s you that has to ditch the gluten. People with celiac disease can not have gluten. Then there are people that find gluten hard to digest, or that the gluten protein is interfering with their thyroid and weight loss efforts. So, when friends and family come over with special dietary needs, you can wow them with this quick-to-make gluten-free, keto-friendly bun. It bakes in just 90 seconds in the microwave. I use a soup bowl that is microwave safe, that has a diameter of four to four and a half inches. A glass storage bowl by Pyrex or Pampered Chef of the 375 ml size will work great as well. Be sure to butter the bowl well. Once this bun is cooked it may be eaten warm with butter or used for a sandwich or as a hamburger bun. You can also toast it and enjoy it with your favorite toppings such as peanut butter, cheese spread or bacon, lettuce, and tomato. This bread is also great to use for French toast, by dipping the slices into a beaten egg, and then into a buttered fry pan.

You can buy almond flour in several grocery stores, and the bigger bags are more economical if you are doing keto, or cooking for a gluten-free family member. Almonds contain healthy monounsaturated fat, which is the same fat that makes olive oil so healthy. Almonds are high in antioxidants. Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium. Studies have shown that almonds lower blood sugar and insulin after meals. Almonds are also an excellent source of biotin. Biotin is beneficial for your hair, skin and nails.

Butter is a source of butyrate which has great benefits to the lining of our gut. Almonds are prebiotics that positively affects the production of more butyrate in the gut microbiome. The healthier our gut microbiome is, the better our immune system is.

Quick Gluten-Free Keto Bun

2 tablespoons melted butter

1 egg

3 tablespoons almond flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon water

Butter a microwave-safe bowl. Into another small bowl, add the melted butter, and stir the egg in. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder and mix well. Add in the water and mix. Pour the mixture into the buttered bowl, and microwave for 90 seconds. Allow to cool slightly, and remove from the bowl, by loosening the edges with a knife. Slice the bun open.

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